MATTHEWS – Matthews United Methodist Church and Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church are partnering on a Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration.
The event kicks off at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 with a gathering at Mt. Moriah for a short film about the Civil Rights era. Visitors will learn about the legacy of peaceful marches.
Then, they’ll begin marching at 3 p.m. from Mt. Moriah to Matthews Town Hall. By 3:45 p.m., speakers at town hall will talk about what King’s dream means to them. Last year’s event featured remarks from Mayor Jim Taylor and Harvey Boyd, who drew the Mecklenburg County seal nearly 50 years ago.
On Jan. 15, Mt. Moriah hosts a commemorative worship service celebrating King from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mt. Moriah is located at 381 Crestdale Road.
Visit www.matthewsumc.org for details.